Welcome to the Joint Annual Meeting 2024

Dear members, dear colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to this year's Joint Annual Meeting 2024 together with the 3 societies:
- Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI)
- Swiss Society for Microbiology (SSM)
- Swiss Society for Hospital Hygiene (SSHH with fibs | SIPI)

The meeting will take place in the Kursaal Bern from Wednesday 28.08 - Friday, 30.08.2024.

The scientific committee has again spared no effort in developing a scientific programme that satisfies the specific interests of the various disciplines without compromising the value of interdisciplinary lectures and common themes. Furthermore you can look forward to an interesting industry exhibition by our partners and sponsors, who will be presenting their latest products and exchanging ideas with you.

Who should attend

  • Members of SSI, SSM, SSHH (fibs | SIPI)
  • Experts and physicians in infection prevention
  • Professionals (microbiologists, mycologists, virologists, pharmacists and related disciplines)
  • Trainees, Medical students
  • Nursing professionals
  • Interested persons

Top Reasons to attend

By taking part, you will have the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge about the following topics:

  • Host pathogene interactions
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Cohorts: STC, SHCS and Funginos
  • Difficult to treat infections
  • Hot Topics
  • Environmental microbiology: The microbial universe
  • Mycology Lay communication: Bioinformatics and systems microbiology (big data)
  • Molecular Microbiology: Bacteriophages and horizontal gene transfer
  • Virology: What’s new in diagnostic testing
  • Clinical Microbiology: Antimicrobial resistance in the environment
  • Artifical intelligence
  • New therapeutic horizons

Additional program points include: 

  • SSHH Symposium, SAFE-ID Session and the SAFE-ID Postgraduate Course SSI
  • SSHH program with fibs and SIPI
  • Poster flash sessions
  • Satellite Symposia

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Bern, the capital of Switzerland at end of August 2024.

On behalf of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Pierre-Yves Bochud, MD, Lausanne –  Conference President SSI
Prof. Jacques Schrenzel, MD, Geneva – President SSM
PD Walter Zingg, MD, Zurich – President SSHH